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Date: 07/11/2014

In the last twelve months, Central Finance, an independent financial advisory business with offices in Worcester, Oldbury and Birmingham has raised over £30 million in grants and finance for over 600 businesses creating in excess of 600 jobs for the region.

Central Finance are experienced grant and SME business advisors well versed in banking, funding including peer to peer and other alternative finance, grants and growth acceleration. They have seen huge growth in both their own business and the regional economy due to current grant, banking and alternative finance opportunities.

Alison Bradley, Managing Director at Central Finance says: “It’s been a record month and year for us here at Central Finance, raising £1 million in grants and finance in just under a month and raising £30 million in the past year.

“In 2012, we reported raising £30 million over two years, and I’m delighted to say we’ve achieved that in half the time, not only achieving and surpassing our own goals but supporting the local economy, creating hundreds of jobs and expanding our own business too.”

From the beginning of 2010, Central Finance has helped raise more than £100M for businesses based all over the UK and plans to continue help raising finance for more businesses to realise their potential in the current market.

Alison continues: “There has never been a better time for small businesses to realise their business plans through growth and funding.

“Yes, finding the right grant, or loan for your business can be difficult – but our collective experience of banking, grants and alternative funding puts business owners in the right hands to getting the right finance for them.

“Our 100% track record on achieving grants for clients prove there are financial opportunities out there for small businesses to grow, they just need a little encouragement and support finding the right option.”

Sara Morris, Director at Relocatable Structures adds: “Central Finance took the time to understand our business and our financial history, where we wanted to be and what we wanted to achieve and provided a full review of funding options available to fund our relocation and our ambitious business plan. They took away the form filling, the red tape, the late nights and most of all the headaches.”

Central Finance, also provide businesses direction and guidance on alternative finance including Peer to Peer and have recently been crowned Funding Circle Broker of the Year for the second time for their efforts to add to their successes.

Expertly positioned to provide financial package solutions, Steve Harris, Growth Accelerator Coach for Access to Finance & Innovation, board member for the Worcester LEP Access to Finance subcommittee and Central Finance Director concludes: “Our success for both our clients and ourselves is understanding the complex market around finance.

“We believe the key to raising finance for businesses in today’s intricate market place is in understanding the criteria and underwriting process of the investor or lender together with our diverse expertise in marrying up the many sources of alternative finance available with standard sources of grants and finance. The solution is often creating a Package of finance to include a variety of options.”

Pic Caption; Central Finance Directors Steve Harris and Alison Bradley.